specie relation to chromosomes?

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specie relation to chromosomes?

Post by student12 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:42 am

How does the number of chormosomes relate to the type of species?
b/c in my text it says: "The number of chromosomes in somatic cells is characteristic of members of the species."

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Post by far-out » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:55 pm

Every specie has its own number of chromosomes which is equal in all members.
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Post by student12 » Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:33 am

But does the same number of chromosomes necessarilly mean that it belongs to the same specie?
Eg: Specie X has 11 chromosomes. Specie Y has 11 chromosomes. Specie X = Specie Y?

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